Bring Your Own Presents: 'The Velcro Shoe Rebellion'

Feb 20, 2014

The Velcro Shoe Rebellion.
Credit Josh Ente

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told on June 4, 2013 at the Alvar Library in the Bywater and later produced by Natalie Yahr. The theme of this Grand-Slam-style "Winners Circle" BYO was "Famous Last Words". Matt Sargeant tells of his childhood "bestie" who tested authority and convention from the get-go. 

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next BYO is Thursday, February 20th at the new Bywater Boxing Club located at 617 Piety (behind Pizza Delicious) For details go to